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WGU Indiana has now surpassed total enrollment of more than 4,000. The state's online university says it has graduated more than 1,800 students since launching in 2010. November 7, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - WGU Indiana's enrollment has reached 4,122 students as it celebrates four years of educating Hoosiers. The milestone coincides with the university’s announcement of $400,000 in scholarships across its four colleges.
"Our enrollment growth is a good indicator that busy adults are energized by a university model that works for them," said chancellor of WGU Indiana, Allison Barber. "WGU Indiana's flexible, online model provides people, who want to finish a bachelor's degree or earn a master's, the perfect pathway to accomplishing their goal. We are pleased with our growth and we expect to help even more Hoosiers go further."
Launched in 2010 with the intention of providing quality education to adults in Indiana, WGU Indiana has since graduated over 1,800 Hoosiers and become a staple in the state's workforce development with 98 percent of employers asking for more WGU Indiana graduates. The enrollment achievement comes on the heels of several additional accolades recently received by the university:
-The White House highlighted WGU in a report on post-secondary job-training and education programs that are achieving positive results.
-The National Council on Teacher Quality named WGU’s secondary teacher-preparation program the best in the country.
-The 2015 Military Friendly Schools list included WGU as a top school for military service members, veterans, and their families for the fifth year running.
-OnlineU ranked WGU the No. 1 best value in online college degrees.
WGU Indiana remains committed to making earning a college degree affordable by freezing its tuition at $6,000 a year for four years running. Recently it renewed its effort by announcing $400,000 in scholarships. The Quality Counts scholarships are open to new students pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in the areas of IT, business, teaching and healthcare. To learn more or to apply, please visit indiana.wgu.edu/scholarships.
About WGU Indiana
WGU Indiana is the state's nonprofit, online university established by former Governor Mitch Daniels to expand access to higher education for Indiana residents. Using a competency-based model that allows students to proceed at their own pace and curriculum developed with input from leading employers, WGU Indiana offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Business, Education, Information Technology and Healthcare Professions, including Nursing. WGU Indiana has awarded 1,800 degrees and has more than 4,000 currently enrolled. In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education recognized WGU Indiana in its Reaching Higher, Achieving More agenda for its excellence in academic quality. The university was also recognized as one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies of 2013. In 2014, WGU’s secondary teacher preparation program ranked first among 2,400 schools for quality by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ).
Source: WGU Indiana